Sunday, 3 April 2011

Black Bean CousCous salad

The Beast asked me what couscous was because he heard it was healthy.  Ive never had it before so I found this recipe and tried it.

Makes 4 servings.

3/4 C veggie stock or water
3/4 C whole-wheat couscous
1/2 C no salt added canned or frozen corn
1/2 C diced green pepper
1/4 C diced tomato
1 C Canned black beans, rinsed
1/4 C chopped green onion
1 TBSP finely diced cilantro (I used WAY more)
juice of 1 lime or lemon
1 TSP Cumin
Black pepper to taste

In small pot bring veggie stock to boil.  Add in couscous, remove from heat and let sit with lid on for 5 min.  Fluff with fork and then put in mixing bowl.

Add the rest of the ingredients and toss.  Let chill in fridge for 1 hr .  Great to bring to lunch the next day.  If I wasn't dieting I would add feta to this dish.

1 cup = 256 Calories, 10g protein, 4g fat, 47g carbs.


  1. My sister used to make these wickedly good lentil burgers, I should see if I can get the recipe for you..

  2. please do holly!

    Ive never made a veggie burger from scratch and that's on my list :)

  3. well she's still in japan so it might be hard to get lol